Roar from 34's blog
April 11, 2013
This one was sweet. The Orioles avoided an 0-4 start in one-run games by scoring five in the ninth, topped by Manny Machado's three-run homer.
Orioles 8 - Red Sox 5 (Baltimore Sun)
April 8, 2013
The Upton brothers made history this weekend by becoming the first pair of brothers to hit a game-tying and then a walk-off homer in the same inning. They did so in the ninth inning of the Atlanta Braves' 6-5 victory against the Cubs on Saturday. When it comes to homering in the same inning, however, Cal and Billy Ripken did it twice for the Orioles.
April 5, 2013
Happy opening day, Baltimore fans. I'm sorry to report that I won't be at Camden Yards for the opener. Nevertheless, I have taken the day off from work to watch the game at home. It's not an official holiday, but it should be.
April 5, 2013
Jake Arrieta got the call to start the Orioles' home opener this year after the Birds started the season on the road at Tampa Bay. Nearly 60 years earlier, "Bullet" Bob Turley took the hill at Memorial Stadium for the first-ever Orioles home opener after the team started the season on the road at Detroit.
April 5, 2013
Baseball is back in Baltimore. With the Orioles opening up their first home slate of the 2013 season, guest columnist Matt Vuncannon encourages fans to temper their expectations. Join the conversation with Matt on Twitter - @MVuncannon44.
Orioles fans are more optimistic heading into this season than any season in well over a decade. My advice: temper those expectations and approach this season with the same mentality as last year.
April 4, 2013
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That's it. We're done. Orioles Tragic. Another 14 straight seasons of losing begins right now.
April 2, 2013
"I know I'll miss Opening Day."
-Earl Weaver, Oct. 3, 1992, after being asked "Do you think you'll miss all this?"
March 29, 2013
"Some men dream of owning a yacht. Others pine for a cute blonde, a quite isle and a coconut palm. In the private dream world of Gus Triandos, heaven is a blissful land where no pitchers throw knuckleballs."
Jack Hand, Associated Press, March 7, 1963 ("Triandos happy to get away from Wilhelm's knuckleball")
April 1, 2013
Somehow Manny Machado snuck up on me.
Manny had the fanfare when the O's drafted him in 2010, but I certainly didn't expect him to be doing what he did in 2012 - and at third base, no less. I was attempting to map out his likely journey through the minors last summer in the hopes of catching him play in person. I wanted a glimpse into the future; little did I know that Manny's time was just around the (hot) corner.
March 15, 2013
Call him the forgotten Aruban. Radhames Dykhoff pitched exactly one inning in the major leagues, a two-hit, two-run outing for the Orioles in 1998 that left him with a career ERA of 18.00. He struck out one (Michael Tucker) and walked one (Gerald Williams) as the O's dropped a 9-0 decision to the Atlanta Braves on June 7. He never toed a big-league rubber again.